1to1 Technology Program at Mansfield SHS
Our world is changing more rapidly than at any other time with the influence of technology spreading to touch every aspect of our lives. Queensland children and young people are ready to engage in this exciting future.
Technology is everywhere - entwined in almost every part of our culture. It affects how we live, work, play, and most importantly learn. With mobile and other wireless devices like the IoT (Internet of Things) becoming an increasing requirement across every industry today, it only makes sense that Mansfield SHS makes effective use of technology in the classroom.
All students at Mansfield SHS will use laptops to personalise and enrich their learning experience. There will be two main options to parents for providing a laptop: a
School Laptop Program (CYOD) or
Bring Your Own Device Progam (BYOD).
Daily operation BYOD vs CYOD
It is important to understand how to use the laptops within the school environment. Plus it is important to understand the differences between BYO and School (CYO) laptop usage. Please see the 'Daily Routine' documents in the side column for a brief overview of how each type of device operates at school.
Please remember that school devices (CYO) are part of the system. They will
automatically connect to Wi-Fi, printers etc. as this is built-in to the system. BYO devices have no such capability. Therefore you need to connect to our systems
Here is a brief summary of the systems we provide for BYO laptops to help this process:
Microsoft Intune – connecting to Intune provides access to our wireless.
BYOx App – running the BYOx app connects your laptop to G: drive and school printers. This only works at school and needs to be run each day.
PaperCut client – this checks you have sufficient printing credit. Only needs to be run if you want to print but you must have already run BYOx app.
More details can be found on the BYOD section of this website.
Continuing from 2018
Students who joined a program in 2018 (CYOD or BYOD) will need to complete a
Continuing Program form (PDF, 541KB). This form reinforces the familes' committment to Responsible Use of laptops while at school. Failure to return a signed form may mean removal of access to the school network.
BYO devices can be brought to school once agreement forms are signed and levy has been paid (Invoice for levy will be forwarded in March). There is an initial joining process to connect to the school network. Instructions can be found on the
BYOD page. Once the enrolment process is completed the laptops will connect to the school network automatically. The enrolment process is best performed at home.
Further information will be made available throughout the year as it comes to hand. Should you have any queries regarding the 1to1 Technology Program at Mansfield State High, please feel free to contact our Head of Information Technology - Mark Casey.